Haven't posted on here in years, but this topic really gets my goat and I just had the "priviledge" of going to a Special Assembly Day where the Bethel speaker, John Williams, strongly held forth against higher education. In particular, he stressed how higher education is all about greed and getting rich, and how knowledge puffs up, and that people who go to college are arrogant and selfish.
This is kind of a bad thing because this guy is a really strong, accomplished speaker. Several times I found myself captivated by his delivery in spite of myself.
In response to the idea that somehow education is about getting rich, I would like everyone to take a look at these numbers from the US Department of Labor: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm
I believe those numbers refute the Society's stand on education more strongly than any other words I could say. They can't be unaware of these numbers, either. A more ignorant flock is easier to control.
Edited to soften language. I was angry.